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Garmin pays ransom to blackmailers to decrypt their services

via:CnBeta     time:2020/7/28 22:58:26     readed:781

Garmin, maker of smart watches and wearable devicesadmitIt was attacked by blackmail software in July 23rd, and some systems were encrypted, resulting in multiple online services being affected. It stressed that "there is no indication that any user data (including Garmin Pay payment information) is illegally accessed, lost or stolen", and "Chinese mainland servers are not affected by the incident".


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Sky News quotes sourcesreportGarmin paid the ransom and obtained the decryption key to decrypt its service.

Garmin was blackmailedWastedLockerIt is believed to have been developed by the Russian hacking group evil Corp, which was included in the U.S. Treasury Department's sanctions list in December last year to prohibit any American from dealing with the criminal organization. Garmin's practice violates the U.S. ban.

Garmin is a multinational company listed on Nasdaq, and the source said the company paid ransom to hackers through a third party rather than directly. Garmin declined to comment on the report.

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